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You Can Order Your Local, Pasture-Raised Thanksgiving Turkey Right Now

By Anthony Todd in Food on Oct 19, 2017 2:59PM

Turkeys on the range at Gunthorp Farms. Photo via Facebook.

If you've ever splurged on a really great Thanksgiving bird, you know that it's worth the money. There's a huge difference between a free-range turkey and a standard Butterball, and that difference shines on the big day. However, it can sometimes be difficult to find those turkeys, especially if you're not interested in driving out to a farm - waiting lists fill up fast, and local grocery stores don't really carry them. Crowd Cow to the rescue.

Crowd Cow is a pretty cool idea - patrons who want access to local meat can buy a share of a sustainably raised cow. You'll know the provenance of the meat, you'll be able to pick your cuts (for example, right now there's a sirloin tip roast package on sale for $35 from Thistle Creek Farms in Pennsylvania) and once all the meat is gone, it's gone, and the system moves on to the next cow. It's a great way to get really good meat, especially if you're wiling to try some less common cuts.

This Thanksgiving, Crowd Cow is also selling local turkeys! They're raised at Gunthorp Farms, on pasture, without antibiotics, and fed only GMO-free feed. You can pick your size, ranging from 12 to 20+ pounds, and you'll get the turkey well before Thanksgiving with plenty of time to brine. Prices run between $100-$200, which is fairly typical for a local turkey of this quality.

They're running low on turkeys, however, and they will only be selling them until tomorrow morning. So if you want to nail down your Thanksgiving bird right now (and not worry about it anymore), get it done right now.